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Business and economy: Top news headlines from across Africa on November 08, 2016

Egypt: The value of the Egyptian currency is expected to remain volatile for the near future according to a JP Morgan report. This even as…

Intergenerational relations and the power of the cell phone: perspectives on young people's phone usage in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cell phones present new forms of sociality and new possibilities of encounter for young people across the globe. Nowhere is this more evident than in sub-Saharan Africa where the scale of usage, even among the very poor, is remarkable.

Mobile phones and education in Sub-Saharan Africa: from youth practice to public policy

Young people's use of mobile phones is expanding exponentially across Africa. Its transformative potential is exciting, but findings presented in this paper indicate how the downside of mobile phone use in African schools is becoming increasingly apparent.

To Celebrate or Morn Ushahidi For USA Elections?

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Examining Digital Development: The Shape of Things to Come?

This working paper analyses the potential emergence of a new digital development paradigm.It discusses what the new paradigm might consist of, the patterns it would reflect in the struggle between competitive and cooperative logics, and its policy implications.

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